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Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm EST
the point. rick, is your point that this weak economic report we got today shows the economy is truly weak, or are you agreeing with the consensus that it shows that government spending was the reason for the weakness? >> no. i'm saying government spending isn't really addressing some of the main issues of weakness, and when did we -- when did we have an amendment saying we're banning recessions. if the economy is destined to be smaller to get healthy, let it happen. >> but hold on, rick. what was interesting about this report to my mind was that consumer spending and business spending actually held up in the face of government spending. >> that's a wonderful thing, and i like that thing. >> it reilly should be for investors the one of figuring out in a world that looks like it will be one of declining government spending, what will happen to private sector spending and investment? >> it will reallocate the capital better. >> hey, rick, you're not going to get the end result that you think you will. nothing makes sense. i agree 100%. guess what's going to happen? we're going to get a housi
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Jan 31, 2013 12:00am EST
] charles: hold on, hold on. one at a time. is it possible to raise taxes and grow the economy simultaneously? >> absolutely. i don't think that's the best model, i think the economy can grow in spite of that. >> you have art he said that we need to put the taxes on the back burner? >> absolutely. the one we will finish this later. we will have you guys back agai. david: friday numbers will be critical. melissa francis is next. melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. what did boeing's management know and when did they know it? a new report says boeing was aware of the dreamliner's battery problems all along. so why wasn't anything done? we have a top former air safety official to weigh in on that one. >>> plus gdp growth comes to a screeching hot happen. major reason is because government spending plunged 15%. isn't that a good thing? trying to bring you a silver lining. the power panel talks about. >>> they are helping to soften the blow for its employees. maybe something to suggest to your boss tomorrow. the company's ceo joins us exclusively with the
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
. china is back and we're seeing the managed triumph of an economy. is that your take? >> pretty clear to me. through wrought the whole concerns about china, which, of course, went on and off all the way through until the late autumn, i was very skeptical about that and i thought we were managing things pretty well. so i was and i remain very relaxed and we'll get the next sets of chinese data in the next week or so. and i'm pretty sure it will show further evidence of china bouncing a bit. .more importantly, that china is slowly adjusting to an economy not so dependent on exports or government investment. and that's what they need and that's what we all want from them. and that is pretty important. >> jim, is it your thought that people should at this point just kind of hold off and pull back and wait and see what happens over the next several months instead of sell in may and go away, is this sell in february and go away? >>. i prefer the sell in may and go away. it has a remarkable rhythm to it. and the fact that a couple of other things successfully passed in january, it's the firs
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Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
, we are growing, not fast enough. i mean the economy is doing all right. and, you know, the question is going to be now what does congress and president do together. melissa: simon, we're not growing. it is negative. that is the point of the segment. we're not growing. >> i understand. the thing is the economy is doing all right. it is not doing really bad. it is not doing really great. somewhere in the middling place it has been last couple years. that didn't substantially change. as you heard from the other guests. the key thing what is congress and the president going to do? how do we balance need for more growth with also deficit reduction in the next few months. that is where the big battle will be in washington i think. >> let me answer that question. melissa: go ahead. >> i think it is a good one. this is the big political battle, this is one of the reasons i think that the huge fiscal stimulus we had in 2009 was such a expensive mistake because what we did essentially we overloaded the economy with all of this deluge of government spending and essentially what we've done now
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
, minus one, plus one. all that is a power point. our economy is sluggish today, and there's no reason for it. we have a wonderful country. we have great resources, we still have a free world, the opportunity to move forward. here's my message to the leadership in washington, get in the game. >> thank you. >> join us on monday. have a great weekend. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >>> we have breaking news on this jobs friday. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee, with carl quintanilla and david faber. we're closing in on 14,000. a leg higher in futures just moments ago. the dow looking at 112 points at the open. the s&p 500 looking at about 11 at the open. of course, this is after the best month for january, since january of 1987. as for the picture over in europe, taking the lead from here in the united states in terms of gains, we do see the cap up by 1.3%, and the dax in germany up .6 of 1%. in asia, the real star is the nikkei, embarking on 12-week winning streak with the yen weakening down to 92 versus the u.s. dollar. of course, the road map here starts wi
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Jan 30, 2013 12:00am EST
had a lot of smart people who work with us here in chattanooga, and, of course, as the economy went bad, that was a downer for everyone, and then the stimulus money came along. we, fortunately, had already completed a very comprehensive business plan that showed that the system would work, and it would pay for itself over time with the savings that can be achieved from the new technology. melissa: yeah, they were giving away good money after bad for, you know, whatever project was going, so you might as well grab it and spend it on good if they spend it no matter what. geek move, awards $11,250 for moving into the city, $10,000 for expenses, and 12,000 for moving. how many show an interest in the opportunity? >> we've had a hundred applications and we'll filter through them. it is a success based on a similar success a few years ago with artists, encouraging people to move here for a specific purpose, and we have neighborhoods where houses are going wadding. geeks, that's a good term in chattanooga, urban pioneers frequently, so with a little incentive, we can bring individuals to c
Feb 2, 2013 4:00am PST
to the economy. a day after the dow closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time since before the financial crisis. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. and the real signs of progress. home prices are starting to climb again. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. our businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. and we just learned that our economy created more jobs over the last few months than economists originally thought. >> now, former senator scott brown says he will not run on a special senate election in massachusetts. it's a setback. republicans who hope to win the seat vacated by secretary of state john kerry. brown lost hre-election bid to elizabeth warren in november. for more on the response to the milestone week to the dow, let's go to kristen welker at the white house for us. good saturday morning to you. what is the take on the latest economic news, after the rocky start with the negative gdp number? >> good morning, alex. a real mixed bag this week. the white house responding as they typically do, when we get one of these jobs reports or gdp report
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Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
: meanwhile breaking news on the economy. it's the worst it's been in more than three years. but democrats aren't blaming the tax hikes they just pushed through. no. something else. >> our economy is facing a major headline which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. >>steve: darned republicans. democrats' plan? print more money. brian. >>brian: make way for the future site of the obama library. but first we need to get ronald reagan's childhood home out of the way. break out the bulldozer. "fox & friends" starts tphoufplt >>gretchen: good morning. usually when we come in in the morning, we all have our own ways of preparing for the show. unfortunately i have to spend a little bit more time in hair and makeup. and during that time is when i start looking at the news papers, the hard-core ones, not on my ipad. i have to say i was a little shocked at the front cover of the new york post this morning when it hit my lap. that one right there. dan marino, we all know over at cbs sports, hall of fame quarterback with the miami dolphins, probably the best quarterback to not win
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
their first meeting of 2013. investors watching carefully for any change in strategy to boost the economy. blackberry 10, research in motion is unveiling its latest and greatest device in hopes of saving the battered company. boeing, the dow component releasing quarterly results around 7:30 a.m. eastern time. we will have instant reaction and more on the dreamliner battery drama. and last but not least, the bulls going on another run. the dow jumping another 72 points to close just 46 points away from 14,000, just 210 points away from its all-time closing high. we have a big lineup covering the rally, the fed, and the economy this morning. >>> ed keon of quantitative management associates and dan greenhouse of btig will be serving up the markets for us. fed watchers will join us at 7:40 a.m. moody's chief economist, mark zanby will have the adp report at 8:15. >>> former national bureau chief marty feld stein will wrap it up at 8:40 a.m. eastern time. a big lineup. andrew, over to you. >> thank you. >>> the big news, the national transportation safety board is asking boeing for a full his
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
say is happening to the economy? would you say this is the economy on the verge of ooh recession or an economy that's chugging along and not doing too badly? >> you'd say the latter. not doing too badly and it is chucking along. >> let's call up the chart we just had up and show you how we got to negative. do we have it? there it is. there you go. 1.52. all these numbers here add up to 0.14. this is the contribution of gdp from the critical mack rowe sectors of the economy. consumers add 1.5% to gdp. business. government taking off 1.3. this was the worst die klein in national defense spending since 1972. okay? what's going on here? really there's an interesting side note here which is why the street can't do a better job and i mean the forecasters figuring out what's going to happen with defensemen. there were some guys who understood it. the guys who do the bottoms-up stuff seem to have done a better job. >> let me ask you this. will the fed be as dismissive so to speak as the numbers today as the market appears to be? you know what i mean. the market doesn't seem to care about
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
in april. >> we do begin with a stunning gdp report. the economy contracted to 0.1% in the fourth quarter. first decline since 2009. this as we remain on dow 14,000 watch. the index is fewer than 46 points away from that mark. which hasn't been reached since october 2007. the dow component boeing rising pre-market. it earned $1.28 a share in the fourth quarter, beating wall street estimates. it expects no significant impact from any faa directives involving its 787 dreamliner, and is maintaining its production and delivery forecast. let's get to the gdp number. it is apparent that the economy came to somewhat of a screeching halt in the last two months of the year. >> i think cnbe played a big role. i'll calis a one off number. the reason i call it a one off number is there are way too many companies who reported during this period that did not see this level up -- well, let's just say no growth whatsoever. >> decline. that being said, it may be a one off, but it's still a bit surprising, if not scary. >> well, does it not say that the fed's been right in what it's been doing. >> it does.
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Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
the economy, they say, is starting to turn around. what is going on here? we will bring in the senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls & bears. thank you for joining us. this number, then, is increasing. in fact, two years ago, 42 percent of retirees were putting off retirement. why the increase? >> it has been -- we have been getting more gray as a workforce because people have longer life spans and they have better health. we have switched from defined pension benefits to more risky 401(k) plans for people who have worked longer. the last two years was a dramatic jump leaving us to think it is something to do with the economy. people have been drawing down the 401(k)'s and into their savings because they have lost jobs and the value of homes are going down. the storm now is back where it was before the big financial meltdown in 2008 but, however, there is a feeling of insecurity. that is what is driving people to stay in the workforce longer. >>heather: home prices are rising now, and you mention the stock which has turned around if now. so, with the economy possibly rebounding, ho
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
economy moving again instead of what seemed to be endless partisan struggles over secondary issues? and what i wanted to speak to today was a bipartisan bill which i'm introducing which focuses on how to help create innovation focused jobs again in the united states. as you know all too well, madam president, our economic recovery has been slower than we would hope, although it's been steady, there are still far too many americans out of work. in my home state of delaware, more than 30,000. but we are building our way ba back. so the task before us is to think not just about an immediate economic crisis but to take a breath i think and instead focus strategically on the long-term fewer, to take -- long-term future, to take an account of what kind of economy we want to build for our children, for our grandchildren, for the america of today and tomorrow. the engine of our nation's greatest economic successes has always been innovation. from the light bulb to the search engine, american inventors and innovators, those who've taken risks and started companies, have created jobs by the
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm EST
about uncertainties for the economy going forward and fiscal uncertainty more importantly noted until washington can get it right it might be difficult for businesses to function properly and grow, and he actually made it very obvious when he last spoke. a look at the one-year chart down 2.1%. lori: thank you. melissa: stocks struggling after a flurry of jobless claims. december personal income grew by the largest amount in eight years, held by dividend payouts as everybody tries to avoid higher tax rates on those. the latest reading on manufacturing came in the best level in nine months. that is positive. following the gdp report. that is not good. what does it say about the recovery? it is confusing. joining me now. we go through the list, it is basically all bad except the chicago pmi number. what is your take? >> my view is the latest data suggests this remains the olympus economic recovery since the second world war and we ought to be happy the u.s. economy grows by 2% once again in 2013. this is an economy growth wise that is simply moving sideways. melissa: sideways even is opt
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
, it says here? let's get a read on the state of the economy. at least it wasn't a -- that kind of rein. there's three of them. anyway, joining us for the next hour is bob bruska. that's fao -- >> no. you cannot. >> fao economics. as becky said at the top, things are going to go really well or the market is going to have an '87 crash. >> i like the binary outlook. >> everything you said was so good until you gout to that point. >> he usually wears one of these very clever ties. >> i'm not going to give him any -- >> there you go, joe. >> you didn't forget because you are getting up there. >> up there? >> close to his age. >> i have to put it out the night before. >> i lay my clothes out the night before, too. >> do you, really? >> oh, yeah, me, too. well, my wife is sleeping. i have to do that. >> all right. so did you, when you saw the down 0.1, what was your -- did you immediately explain it away? did you express shock, chagrin, angle, denial? >> no, i don't have an ee morm attachment to gdp -- >> you cover it long enough, and i cannot say that i don't have an emotional attachment to
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
the end. that's for sure. >> oh, yeah. >> john berman, many thanks to you. >>> let's turn to the economy and new and encouraging signs this rng mmorning, more evidenc jobs market is recovering, albeit agonizingly slowly. 157,000 jobs were added last month and later this hour, wall street begins the day a little giddy. the dow celebrating its best january gains since 1994, and it all comes on the heels of president obama disbanding his jobs council, a group of business leaders who advised him on the economy. republicans were quick to seize on the news, scoffing at the white house's handling of the council and the economy overall. >> if the white house spent nearly as much time trying to actually fix the economy as it did claiming it was fixed and then finding excuses and sca scape goats when its premature announcements were false i suspected the economy would be better than it is doing here today. >> christine romans, is he right? the unemployment rate is still what, 7.9% now. >> yes, 7.9%, 157,000 jobs created in january. that's modest hiring. that is an economy that is healing still slo
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Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
economies led by china. finally, the fed successfully engineering a modest increase in interest rates without unleashing run away inflation. i know, tall orders. >> this is a tall order, bob. >> but this would create a huge boost of business confidence. capital expenditures and hiring would increase and revenues would rise. finally, sue, on a day when the dow passed 14,000, it is forth while noting that the last time the dow passed 14,000, valuations were much higher with the ratio for the s&p at that time was 22. about 14 right now. what does that mean? well, historic average for the s&p 500 is 15, it means the market was way overvalued, sue, in 2007. today it is somewhat underval i'd. steve pointed this out to me. i think it a very good point. tip of the hat to you, steve. market overvalued then in 2007. not the same market. >> i'm exhausted listening to him. >> it is. somebody has it put the big picture in it and bob did that very nicely. how do you feel about the market at this point. >> it is almost ill logical because they are celebrating that the jobs report is good but not so
Feb 4, 2013 4:30pm PST
of fear about inflation. specifically, they worry the federal reserve's efforts to boost the economy will devalue the dollar, so they want to own alternative currencies. but silver doesn't just benefit from safe-haven buying, it's also an industrial commodity. it's used in automobile manufacturing. and many automakers are forecasting increased global demand for new cars and trucks. the big question, of course, is where silver heads from here. from 2001 to 2010, silver moved frombout $4 an oun to $2 but in 2011, prices peaked at nearly $50, but then pulled back. according to a recent survey, precious metals experts think silver will average around 40 dollars an ounce this year, a gain of over 30% from 2012. so what could derail the silver rally? >> silver has been kind of trading between this 28 and 32 level for some time now. and, i think if you find that there is a raise in interest rates to curb inflation, i think you are going to find that's very bearish for silver. >> reporter: another risk is a big rally in the stock market. if investors get more comfortable with risk, they may
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
a month. that takes a year. and this is what -- and they're putting that much money back in the economy each month. this is very powerful stuff. we're seeing, you know, further expansion in bank lending. i think today in the loan officer's survey from the fed, you're going to see further easing and bank lending standards which we have found to be a pretty good leading indicator of the overall economy. >> bank loan portfolios year on year were up 80 basis points. that's less than 1%. and there's still a huge credit impairment in the mortgage part of the market, which is roughly 50% of bank balance sheets. again, those issues are fannie and freddie mispricing the risk on the high end, fha mispricing the risk on the low end. no requirement in the game roles. that's where you need -- when you look at the senior loan officers survey, that's where you see -- >> i want to ask you a question, macro question. if you had a choice, let's say you had one of those time machine things and you could take the global macro environment for dow 14,000 in october 2007, or the global macro environment for d
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
of months. to be sure the economy created jobs but it's at a relatively modest pace. we had a report recently of a contraction in the nation's output in the fourth quarter of last year. increasingly you have people like laura tyson writing columns calling for the need for a plan for faster growth, not deficit reduction. what is the president -- i know you've talked about how all the president's plans envision job creation, but what does the president tell his advisors when he sees these signs of a sluggish recovery? what is he asking in the way of things to speed recovery, create jobs and stimulate growth? >> i'll go to the narrow question first. every time the president meets with his economic advisors to discuss policy proposals and refinements to existing policies, the focus is on job creation and economic growth. and that includes when we have discussions about deficit reduction. as i've said many times and as the president has made clear, deficit reduction is not a goal unto itself. it is a means to, if done right , the desired goal, which is greater growth and greater job creat
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
. the economy is deteriorating. you can come up with any excuses you like. hurricane sandy did, the republicans or lower defense spending but the fact is numbers are what they are. the economy is contracting. layoffs are at far too high a level. if you dig into today's report, in december the holiday period our spending in america went up only .2%. a deteriorating economy, bill. bill: that is paltry. the gdp number, help me understand because they explain the drop-off with cuts to defense spending, right? if that is the case, is it only federal spending that is keeping us going in any direction? >> hold on a second. there is always an excuse. over the past four years whenever the economy has turned sour there has been an excuse. the japanese tsunami. the egyptian arab spring, the europeans, trouble in japan, the republicans, the downgrade, hurricane sandy. drop-off in defense spending. there is always an excuse. the fact is, we have never achieved a robust expansion since the end of the recession. now this latest go round yesterday when the economy showed to be contracting it was blamed on lowe
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Feb 2, 2013 8:00am PST
saddled with that. >> subsidies are bad and they will raise the cost of tuition and hurt the economy in the future. to pay tax increases are come more debt issue to pay for these compts that. is not why these kids can't get jobs today. the economy is terrible. it shrank. it is it growing the normal four or five percent and many of the graduates would have jobbings. >> and rich, the fact is, we are subsidizing. we are subsidizing the college degrees that often don't amount to good jobs. >> yeah, it is it unfortunate. we reached the point where technology changed the whole game in a way we are beginning to realize. on line universities and couple of them started by two stanford professors and world class education for free or near free . what are employers looking for? intelligence and drive and discipline . it used to be a college degree stood for those things and now they have faster and better ways to determine whether they want to hire someone. >> john, billions of dollars in government stub sidies for college education are worthless? >> they are worthless and i am not going to def
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Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
the spectrum have said that our economy is poised for progress in 2013. we have seen signs of this progress over the last several weeks. home prices continue to climb, car sales continue to be at a five-year high, manufacturing has been strong and we have created more than 6 million jobs in the last 35 months. we have also seen the affects of political to the function. the drawnout process for resolving the fiscal cliff, hurt consumer confidence. we have been reminded that while it is critical for us to cut wasteful spending, we cannot just cut our way to prosperity. deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education, training, energy and national security will cost us jobs it will slow down our recovery. it is not the right thing to do for the economy, it is not the right thing for folks that are out there still looking for work. the good news is this does not have to happen. for all the drama and disagreements we have had over the last few years, democrats and republicans have been able to come together and cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion through a mix of spending cuts and high
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
number. we're warning, does it necessarily mean that the market has been wrong about the economy? or was it the one off and was it, you know, some special factors that caused that shrinkage and does it get revised back up and subsequent reports? i've heard a lot of places. this is the best negative gdp report. >> well, if you're going to have to pick a negative one, this would be it. >> but there was a lot of good stuff. >> it doesn't startle the market at all when it came out. >> i don't know whether they're whistling past the grape yard -- the mark was over a contraction, but not negative. >> they were looking for growth of 1%. >> so it was expected to be -- to go down. no one thought it would be negative. but if you're looking for 1% and you minus a tenth -- >> it's off by one. >> you think it's going to hit the unemployment rate? there's a big debate. >> i have no idea. >> i it probably won't this time around -- >> plus one or zero is not a big difference. the reality is you need 3% gdp growth. >> that's assuming that he needs an introduction. >> you're right, he doesn't. thi
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
in the economy for the first time since 2009. the s & p 500 is up more than 5% so far this month. very, very strong month. >> what can you say? this is a great bull market. it is. i mean, the averages went up big. transports led us, okay. could we go for a breather? it would make sense, but the fed is not stopping. it's not stopping the fed. >> s & p keeps putting out these historical numbers, a 5% gain in january and years like that, just going back to '50, 1950, 31% for the year, 27, 26, 31, 45. i mean, just -- does this year hold that potential. >> hear siegel this morning, i know there's controversy, even on this deck, about -- >> for the long term. >> he did call the top. >> he loved housing you and -- my god, i'm sorry. >> my dad's building, the society of towers. >> since the last time we had the gapes, '07, 12-month forward pe is 15. back then, it was 9. we are not overpriced necessarily, given the run that we had. >> keeps rates down, competition from bonds, not so great. i still can't get over that they preserve thafd dividend low tax rate these are bond equivalents, a lot of stock
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
of the economy and financial crisis, that is what we are asking about you this morning, if the financial crisis has delayed those plants for you. give us a call. robert, clinton, md., you are on, sir. caller: 401k, in the early part of november my three kids were named the beneficiaries. we did all the paperwork. here it is, since february 4, and i have not got the money yet. the company that has the 401k, first of all, you cannot find them. i work in the credit union. they would not give you any information about the company that had the 401k. here it is, the fourth, and they still have not got the money. you have got to wait a long time to get your money. host: tell us a little bit about your plans, because of the limbo you are in. what does that mean for you? caller how it means i have to be very careful about four hope -- 401k. if something happened to me, i would release the money to my kids or something like that. if they needed it right away, they could get it, but they still have not received the money. i still do not know how these things work. because of the interest, i do not know. t
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
to find a serious piece of economic evidence that low-end immigration is overall bad for the economy. it's good. it's a net -- it's a net positive for the economy. all kinds of immigration. because those folks that are coming in. particularly if they're on a path to legalization, are not doing the same task. they're not going for the same jobs as, say, an american with a high school degree. ultimately, this raises all those, and it's something that the dynamism of our country is based upon. >> and at the same time, the president, as he's done successfully in the past, he's got this idea to win over the public. let me play for you a little part of that big speech he gave in las vegas. >> remember that this is not just a debate about policy. it's about people. it's about men and women. and young people, who want nothing more than the chance to earn their way into the american story. >> there's a new gallup poll out today, chris. he has a 70% approval rating with hispanics. we know they voted for him by 71%. both sides are doing various things to try to court that vote. the republicans got
Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
't come back in. dealing with that is a critical component. >> that's a part of it. this economy cannot function without people to do the jobs americans won't do. >> quickly, with that said, we would be fooling ourselves this morning if we didn't look at this immigration debate and understand there might not be a tinge of the gun debate involved where you have people in new york and people in washington and people at the networks and national newspapers all supporting this and even a lot of the leaders inside washington d.c. where the rest of america is a bit more wary and skeptical. if you don't believe that, go to the conservative websites, the national review, go to several others. the "wall street journal" says it is a promising framework and i think it is. there are a lot of conservative outlets that have yet to weigh in on this aggressively. they will start that now. the phone calls will start the congressional offices and just like the gun debate, you will have people energized who want this bill killed and congress will get 10-1 calls against this immigration bill and they have
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
say the says holding back the economy, the federal reserve is holding back the economy. >> steve liesman will be along at 7:30 eastern. i don't think he would buy into that. we will be here with the release of cnbc's exclusive fed survey. and from the better late than never file, the senate has approved the long delayed $50.5 billion aid package for the vikt manies of superstorm sandy. the approval comes three months after the storm ravaged the east coast destroying thousands of homes and is business in new york and connecticut and new jersey. nine republicans joined democrats in voting yes on the measure. now president obama must sign it into law, which he is expected to do. senate leaders held up the aid and for wrangling' over the new rules, filibusters and some pork in there and all kinds of stuff. andrew asked me today -- i love this. is it okay to wear a jacket? it's fine to wear a jacket when you want to because of -- he goes, look, this shirt needs a jacket. that begs the question, where do you wear a shirt that needs a jacket to cover it up? >> because it's a different l
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
anymore. you look at the economy and it looks like the market is taking off. maybe a new sense that the ceo world is figuring out, i'm going to figure it out on my own. >> the hardest thing is that politics and business intersecting doesn't work. they do things for noneconomic reasons. somebody said in europe, they don't care about -- they're going to keep europe together. the u.s., i think entitlement reform is serious. i think they have a couple weeks to work this out. >> barry, thank you so much. it's been a pleasure talking to you today. >> thank you. >> that does it for us today. make sure you join us tomorrow. right now it's time for "squawk on the street." >>> good morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee, along with carl quintanilla, jim cramer and david faber at the new york stock exchange. the new home price reports were just released. s&p's david blitzer will join us to break these numbers down moments from now. let's get a check on futures. and how we are setting up, this after the s&p ended its eight-day rally. it managed to hold above the 1,500
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policy numbers kick off a two-day meeting today to discuss the economy and, of course, interest rates. where does wall street see the u.s. economy going from where we are today and what are the biggesthrea to the recovery? steve liesman fresh here with the results of the exclusive cnbc survey. take it away. >> really interesting results, tyler. i was not expecting this. one of the most important questions we ask month to month, what is the probability of recession in the next 12 months. you can see on the fiscal cliff debate shot up to 36%, came down during the winter and shot back up as we went back into the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debate. it's come down markedly, 20.4%. that's the low as long as we've been asking this question and one of the big edrops we've seen. it comes in the next line as growth forecasts are rising. this the tail of the tape of the gdp forecast of our panelist. 52 responded this time around. you can see we started in march a year ago here. 2.74%. it's come down, down, down. it just shot up for the first time. not a big jump from 1.9 to 2.08. where are we
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light but i think that will improve as economy gradually improves. these guys have a share in home security business. reasonable valuation even though it had a nice move. >> man with a wall clock on his wrist. >> that's right. wall clock right there, baby. amn. february 31 calls short term trade but they are buying up these calls at about four times the open interest. i like the opening trade. >> let's get a quick look at the dow. last trading day of what's been a pretty good month, as you know, for stocks. there it is. dow under 13,900. making a march towards 14. hasn't been able to get there. we will continue to watch that. that does it for us. catch us tonight and on twitter. "power lunch" starts right now. >> "halftime" is over. second half of the trading day starts now. >> scott, thanks very much. knocking them down. which of these two brands do i have personal experience with? the department of justice or anheuser-busch? i ask you, ladies. you can decide. but the government said no to $20 billion beer deal with anheuser-busch and mexico's groupo modello. a huge day for market
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out the bubbly just yet. we got word the economy shrunk for the first time in 3 1/2 years. stuart varney will make sense of all this. he is anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, what do you make of that. >> it is not always true that economic performance is directly mirrored on the stock market. in fact you have a classic example today. let me start with the very dismal news on the economy. in the last three months of last year, our economy shrunk, contracted at annualized rate of .1%. back then we were staring tax increases in the face. there was the fiscal cliff coming right at us. consumer sentiment was in a tailspin. and weak holiday sales. add it all up, and you have got a contraction of the economy at the end of last year. okay? you've got a contraction. right now, just a few short weeks later, what you've got is a near-record high for the stock market. the dow is closing in on an all-time high. that is because the housing market is recovering. that is still true, despite the slippage in the economy. housing is recovering. most important, ben bern
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